Liszt, Dohnányi, Kodály

Fri, Apr 26, 2013, 01:00

   
 

Album:
Liszt, Dohnányi & Koday

Artist:
Raphael Wallfisch, John York, Franz Liszt, Ernö Dohnányi, Zoltán Kodály

Label:
Nimbus Records

Genre:
Classical

Kodály and cello might make you think of the great sonata for solo cello. But what’s offered here is the altogether less well- known Sonata, Op 4, for cello and piano. Wallfisch and York handle it well, especially the dancing second movement, as they do the much more romantically inclined Sonata, Op 8 by Dohnányi. Liszt’s music for cello and piano, much of it arranged from works in his bleak late style, is more interesting than you might think for a composer with no reputation for chamber music. In the performances here, which also include Jules de Swert’s arrangements of the six Consolations , Wallfisch’s cello playing doesn’t hit the mark as consistently as York’s at the piano.
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